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Galerie F Opens It’s Doors

Galerie F Opens It's Doors
A few months ago Sixty posted a piece on a Kickstarter project designed to raise money for a new, innovative gallery in Logan Square called Galerie F.  On July 20th, that project came to fruition with the gig/art poster haven’s grand opening. Boldly standing on the corner of Fullerton and Milwaukee, this new cultural epicenter is a place to find affordable yet pioneering art without the suffocating... 

Sixty on Sixty: Jennifer Patiño

Sixty on Sixty: Jennifer Patiño
As part of our Sixty on Sixty series where we take our staff out from the shadows and into their own article, I had he pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Patino. Patino is the other half of the editing team here at Sixty and while picking her brain we ventured not only into her involvement with the publication, but her heritage and poetry as well. Ray Figlewski: So I guess the best way to start... 

Galerie F: An Art Space for the Masses

Galerie F: An Art Space for the Masses
Accessible art. The phrase seems to be as dependable as an honest politician, but owners Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Billy Craven along with Gallery Director Allie Whalen are trying to make it a staple of the Chicago art scene. Emerging from Tasseff-Elenkoff’s successful silk-screening studio FugScreens, the duo decided to open a space in Logan Square that not only showcases printmaking and street... 

Bibiana Suárez: Memoria(Memory) and the Latino Experience

Bibiana Suárez: Memoria(Memory) and the Latino Experience
"Se Habla Ingles" and other pairs, 2011. (Image Credit: Ray Figlewski.) When considering Bibiana Suárez’s exhibition Memoria(Memory), one must look past the distinction of Chicano, Cuban, or Puerto Rican art as separate entities and instead view the exhibition as a portrayal of the  Latino experience in the United States as a whole.  While a daunting task, Suárez narrowly escapes... 

Miami Art Basel Through the Eyes of a Virgin Attendee

Miami Art Basel Through the Eyes of a Virgin Attendee
Miami Art Basel banner on a lamp post outside, on Dec 3 2011. (Photo Credit: Ray Figlewski) It seemed to happen in a whirlwind, one minute I was walking through the grey streets of Chicago trying to protect my face by the whipping wind only to find myself six hours later on a flight to my second home.  One of those sudden explosions of opportunity that could only come from determination, circumstance... 

Inside An Artist’s Lair: Interview with Jason Brammer

Inside An Artist's Lair: Interview with Jason Brammer
When I walked down into the “art dungeon” that is Jason Brammer’s studio, I was struck at first by the immensity of different materials, paintings, and objects that were scattered throughout the space. It was an underground getaway tainted with the remnants of his artistic expressions- a room that could only belong to an artist of Brammers skill and artistic elasticity. The Ohio native started... 
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